Longer Ray5 Laser Engraver – Technical Backgroud

Longer Ray5 is an innovative, technological laser engraver able to offer professional performance. In fact, it is equipped with wifi technology with which it is possible to transfer work without the need for cables, the latest security systems and a 5w or 10w laser module able to offer greater performance than those offered by other laser modules of the same nominal power. Let's see together what makes Longer Ray5 one of the best products on the market.

 

 

Mainboard MKS DLC32

Longer Ray5 adopts a DLC32 mainboard, characterized by wireless technology, microSD card reading and touchscreen display with graphical interface.

  • The 32bit CPU allows you to process the workload at 240mHz quickly and without delays, thus avoiding lag during laser engraving that could compromise the quality of the final result, as is the case with some 8bit mainboards. Also, it allows to reach a max speed 10.000 mm/min, great results in a short time.
  • The microSD card allows you to transfer from the PC to the Ray5 the work to be carried out at the laser, thus ensuring the possibility of working at any time, even without the availability of a PC. In fact, once you have created the work file on Lasergrbl/Lightburn, just select to export the ".gcode/.nc" to the microSD card, remove the microSD card from the computer and insert it into Ray5. At this point you can start, stop, repeat and edit engraving jobs directly from the Ray5 screen, just as you would with your 3D printer, without needing a PC anymore. In addition, on the microSD card you can keep dozens of work files, so you can repeat them at any time you need them.

 

  • The touchscreen display is equipped with an intuitive graphic interface, through which you can consult the list of working files on microSD, choose and start an incision, move the axes and fix the "homing" position, turn on and off the laser beam and establish the wireless connection between Ray5 and your wifi internet connection.

 

  •  The wireless technology of the Ray5 DLC32 mainboard offers unique features, thanks to which it is possible to fully control every aspect of Ray5, remotely and without the need for cables. Simply establish the wireless connection between Ray5 and your wifi internet connection using the touchscreen display interface, after which make a note of the assigned IP address; at this point, by typing in the browser of your PC the IP address marked above, a web page will be opened from which you can fully control Ray5, having a "remote display" of command directly on your PC. In addition, transferring engraving jobs to microSD also becomes easier, as you can transfer files to the microSD via wifi, without the need to physically remove the microSD from Ray5.

 

  • The mobile APP"MKSLaser" available for Android & iOS allows you to use Ray5 directly from your smartphone, not only to control the machine but also to edit   the images andthe related engraving parameters on the move.

 

Security Protections

Longer Ray5 adopts the latest and most advanced safety protections, so as to guarantee safe use at all times.

 

  • Thermal protection stops the engraving work in the event that the engraved material should catch fire, alerting the user by means of an audible alarm.
  • Motion protection stops engraving work in case Ray5 is suddenly bumped, preventing damage to the machine.
  • Motionless protection stops engraving work if the laser module remains fixed in the same position for more than 5 seconds; this prevents the fixed laser beam in the same position from igniting the worktop.
  • The eye protection at the base of the laser is made of acrylic material capable of filtering 99% of the laser beam in case it is reflected.
  • Emergency General Protection can be manually activated by the user at any time should any sudden problem occur; just press the ON/OFF button on Ray5 and the machine will shut down immediately.

 

Updated 10w Laser Module with 0.06x0.06mm spot laser

The new version of Longer Ray5 adopts an improved 10w laser module, which offers much greater performance than competing lasers of the same power; in fact, our laser uses a new technology that allows you to reduce the amplitude of the laser beam, concentrating the laser spot in just 0.06x0.06mm (the spot laser adopted by competitors is usually 0.15x0.15mm), and by concentrating the engraving power within a smaller surface it is possible to obtain results similar to those achievable with competing lasers of greater power or with air-assist. In addition, a focal length of 50mm has been specially chosen, which is optimized for cutting. Thanks to these two technical characteristics, for example, you can cut fir wood 1.4cm thick with only 2 passages (against the 4-5 passages required by competing laser modules of the same power), or 5mm thick plywood with only 1 passage.

 

  • We performed some demonstration tests, in order to let you see with your own eyes our tests the great performances provided by our 10w - 0.06x0.06mm - laser module. Give a look at this following table, you will be amazed!

 

Model

Material

Action

Thickness

Power

Speed

Cycles

Remarks

LONGER RAY5 10W

Basswood

Engrave

-

35%

3000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Hardwood

Engrave

-

40%

2000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Bamboo

Engrave

-

35%

3000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Acrylic

Engrave

-

35%

3000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

KraftPaper

Engrave

-

20%

3000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Mirror

Engrave

-

35%

2500 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Leather

Engrave

-

20%

3000 mm/min

1

Light color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 10W

Denim

Engrave

-

25%

2000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Powder Coated Metal

Engrave

-

 

 

 

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Anodised Aluminium

Engrave

-

 

 

 

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Ceramic

Engrave

-

 

 

 

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Glass

Engrave

-

70%

1000 mm/min

1

Color with dark paint before engrave.

LONGER RAY5 10W

Stainless Steel

Engrave

-

100%

400 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Basswood

cut

2 mm

 

 

 

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Basswood

cut

3 mm

 

 

 

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Basswood

cut

8 mm

100%

120 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Basswood

cut

10 mm

100%

100 mm/min

2

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Pinewood

cut

14 mm

100%

100 mm/min

2

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Acrylic

Cut

3 mm

100%

180 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

KraftPaper

Cut

0.1 mm

100%

5000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 10W

Leather

Cut

 

 

 

 

Light color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 10W

Denim

Cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • To compare the differences between Longer 10w - 06x0.06mm - lasermodule and our Longer 5w - 0.08x0.08mm - laser module, you can check this table.

 

Model

Material

Action

Thickness

Power

Speed

Cycles

Remarks

LONGER RAY5 5W

Basswood

Engrave

-

100%

2000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Plywood

Engrave

-

100%

2000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Pine

Engrave

-

100%

2000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Stainless Steel

Engrave

-

100%

200 mm/min

1

Color with dark paint before engrave.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Anodised Aluminium

Engrave

-

100%

3000 mm/min

1

Dark color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Cotton Cloth

Engrave

-

100%

1000 mm/min

1

White color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Leather

Engrave

-

100%

3000 mm/min

1

White color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Powder Coated Metal

Engrave

-

100%

500 mm/min

1

Dark color. It needs to be adjusted based different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Solid Wood

Engrave

-

80%

3000 mm/min

1

It needs to be adjusted based on different woods.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Glass

Engrave

-

100%

700 mm/min

1

Color with dark paint before engrave.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Basswood

Cut

2 mm

100%

300 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Plywood

Cut

4 mm

100%

100 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Pine

Cut

6 mm

100%

120 mm/min

2

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Acrylic

Cut

2 mm

100%

120 mm/min

2

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Paperboard

Cut

2mm

100%

1000 mm/min

2

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

Kraft Paper

Cut

0.15mm

80%

3000 mm/min

1

 

LONGER RAY5 5W

KT Board

Cut

5mm

100%

300 mm/min

2

White color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Non-woven Fabrics

Cut

0.5mm

100%

800 mm/min

1

White color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Cotton Cloth

Cut

1mm

100%

400 mm/min

1

White color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

LONGER RAY5 5W

Leather

Cut

0.7mm

100%

500 mm/min

1

White color. It needs to be adjusted based on different colors.

 

 

Compatible with a wide variety of materials and unlimited support for image files

Longer Ray5 can engrave many materials, including wood, aluminum, ceramics, glass, and much more, it all depends on your creativity! And if you need to find new ideas, you can always count on an immense archive of images on the web. Here is a list of resources from which you can take inspiration for your 2D and 3D creations: